Earth Day is one of my favorite holidays to celebrate with the kiddos. I love anything that has to do with the outdoors and celebrating our great, green earth. We start conversations about trees, soil, recycling and endangered species…and what better way to introduce the topic that with some hands-on, fun, homemade earth day cookies!
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Homemade Earth Day Cookies – Simple to Make, Fun to Eat!
How to Make the Cookies
I was inspired by the Tammilee Tips blog. You can definitely make these from scratch, which I recommend mostly for all of the scooping and measuring opportunities for kids (or you can cheat like we did and buy a sugar cookie mix). Baking is such a great way to work on early math skills with kids, and providing them with hands-on opportunities to create is always fun. However, some days, the store-bought stuff will have to do.
Once you have made your cookie dough, separate the dough into two bowls.
Color one blue and one green with your food coloring. We like to use this natural food coloring to try to eliminate some of the dyes since the kids will be eating these. This year, we are going to experiment with using cabbage to dye our dough! Stay tuned…
Now comes the fun part, take little pieces of each color and roll them in a ball together. You want to do this part gently so that the colors don’t mix together. The kids can easily do it, each cookie will come out slightly different, but still resembling an earth. Place the balls on a greased cookie sheet or one lined with parchment paper (my preference) and bake according to cookie directions.
Once the earth day cookies are done baking they will resemble the planet!
Not entirely accurate but you get the point! And a great way to get kids thinking about Earth Day. Pair these with our Earth Day seed paper!